I stayed at this hotel for three nights when a family member had both wedding ceremony and reception there. It is a restored hotel from the days of old Hollywood, with vintage photos on the walls of the public areas. As a wedding venue, it had a lot to offer; outdoor space and indoor as well. The ceremony was held in the main lobby, and the reception downstairs in a lovely room, with an old school style clamshell background behind the seating for the bride and groom. There was an adjacent outdoor area where one could step outside. The food was very good, and the service as well. All in all,everyone was satisfied with this as a wedding venue. As for the rooms, I saw several in the main building and would say that the furnishings were nicer in the main building than in my accommodations. I stayed in one of the Suze suites which are ideal for families. Didn't think the decor was as nice, but there are are adjoining rooms, one with bunk bed, and two separate bathrooms, which was a plus, especially for getting dressed for the wedding, and the main reason we chose the suite. There were a few issues in the first room we were booked into, and we wound up switching rooms. The staff was very helpful and accommodating in resolving these issues. I would suggest choosing a room carefully, since some are next to an outdoor pool which unfortunately we didn't get to use because of bad weather! There is a vintage bar in the building with typical bar food. Location is a few minutes drive from downtown, in a neighborhood with restaurants. Parking is convenient in the on site lot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1946, the Lafayette has been the site of historical glamour, and offers a unique change from a typical hotel experience. Among its famous guests were Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and Betty Grable. Inside, the Mississippi Ballroom took center stage where Hollywood’s stars came to dance the night away. Conveniently located to all shopping, entertainment and business areas, the historic Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows is, indeed, the best lodging choice in San Diego. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lafayette Hotel San Diego
- Lafayette San Diego